Women's Gymnastics

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Megan Dowlen
blank Megan Dowlen
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rowlett, Texas

Height:
5-3

Event:
V, UB, BB

2006: Tied her career high on vault with a 9.875 in the NCAA Super Six Finals as Georgia's leadoff competitor on the final rotation of the night. Also scored a 9.875 on vault at Auburn. Her 9.8 on beam against Oklahoma was just her second time on that event as a sophomore. Two-event competitor at the Cancun Classic, seeing action on vault and beam.

2005: She got Georgia's NCAA Championship run off to a fast start with a 9.8 on vault in the prelim session at Auburn. Her 9.825 on bars in the Super Six Finals tied a career high. She opened the Super Six Challenge as Georgia's leadoff on floor in the first roation. Georgia's leadoff competitor on vault the last 13 meets of the season. Career high of 9.875 on vault at home against Utah and N.C State. Competed her first all-around at home against Auburn and was at it again at Kentucky.

Club/High School: Trained at World Olympic Gymnastics Academy for eight years where she was coached by Valeri Liukin and Nataliya Marakova. Qualified and competed at the U.S. Nationals in 2000. Placed 2nd on vault and bars at the 2003 Parkette Invite and again was second on vault at the National Podium meet. Earned a win in the all-around with a 35.225 at the 2003 International Hall of Fame meet.

Personal: Daughter of Martin and Dixie Dowlen. Has one brother, Ritchie (22). Was in the VH1 Britney Spears video "Driven" performing a double Arabian. Undecided on a major.

Recipient of the Turner Family Athletic Scholarship.


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